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Commissioner Barnier statement on funding road infrastructure

Commissioner Barnier statement on funding road infrastructure

10 July 2014

This week, the European Commissioner responsible for the internal market and services, gave his views on the future funding options for European road infrastructure.


Club news: eCall demo in the Czech Republic

Club news: eCall demo in the Czech Republic

08 July 2014

UAMK demonstrated the importance of eCall in saving lives through a live simulation of a severe traffic accident.


As the EU Institutions consider the new mandate, the FIA urges policy-makers to prioritise mobility

As the EU Institutions consider the new mandate, the FIA urges policy-makers to prioritise mobility

05 June 2014

European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas spoke about the importance of mobility at the FIA Summer Cocktail on 4 June.


On Road Safety Day, FIA Region I provides health check on the Commission’s Road Safety Action Plan

On Road Safety Day, FIA Region I provides health check on the Commission’s Road Safety Action Plan

09 May 2014

To mark Road Safety Day the FIA launched a health check on the Commission’s Road Safety Action Plan 2011-2020.


Club news: FIB organises road safety week

Club news: FIB organises road safety week

02 May 2014

FIB organised a traffic safety week, which garnered much media attention and spread public awareness.


Road safety loses as eCall deployment is delayed until 2017

Road safety loses as eCall deployment is delayed until 2017

15 April 2014

MEPs vote to approve eCall, but delay its operational launch until 2017.


Compass 4D: A new C-ITS corridor from Helmond to Eindhoven

Compass 4D: A new C-ITS corridor from Helmond to Eindhoven

10 April 2014

A live demonstration of the latest achievements in Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) was held in Helmond, The Netherlands.


Mobility 2014: now in German and Italian

Mobility 2014: now in German and Italian

04 April 2014

FIA Region I EU election campaign, Mobility 2014, is now in German and Italian. Take a look!


MEPs give the green light to eCall

MEPs give the green light to eCall

26 February 2014

MEPs gave their full support for the mandatory introduction of eCall today. This lifesaving technology will be mandated by legislation in all new vehicles, as demanded by the FIA, after nearly ten years of hesitations and delay.


VIDEO: Formula One drivers voice support for the connected car

VIDEO: Formula One drivers voice support for the connected car

28 November 2013

In support of FIA Region I policy initiatives Formula One drivers have come together to express their support for the connected car, eCall and ecodriving.


Greater cooperation needed to deliver new car technologies to consumers

Greater cooperation needed to deliver new car technologies to consumers

27 November 2013

On 27 November 2013, the FIA hosted a high level debate with EU Commissioner for Transport Siim Kallas and key stakeholders to debate the future challenges of advanced vehicle technologies in Brussels. The event brought together a diverse and extensive list of notable speakers to discuss how to make ‘5-star drivers, in 5-star vehicles, on 5-star roads’ a reality.


Deployment of the pan-European eCall service in Europe:  results officially presented in Bucharest

Deployment of the pan-European eCall service in Europe: results officially presented in Bucharest

21 November 2013

The Second HeERO International conference presented the results of the implementation of eCall, deployed in the framework of the HeERO project.


European parking garages are in need of improvement

European parking garages are in need of improvement

19 November 2013

EuroTest has just launched the results of a survey of 60 parking garages in 15 major European cities. The facilities were rated on a series of criteria to be “very good”, “good”, “acceptable”, “poor” or “very poor”. However, not a single parking garage was rated very good. Only ten test candidates rated good, 39 achieved a meagre acceptable rating, nine were considered poor by the testers and two were categorised as very poor. Ten parking garages failed the test.


VIDEO: Formula One drivers Nico Rosberg and Jérôme d'Ambrosio support eCall implementation

VIDEO: Formula One drivers Nico Rosberg and Jérôme d'Ambrosio support eCall implementation

06 November 2013

Formula One drivers Nico Rosberg and Jérôme d'Ambrosio talk about the importance of eCall.


The FIA calls on the EU Parliament to implement eCall by 2015

The FIA calls on the EU Parliament to implement eCall by 2015

06 November 2013

On 5 November, the implementation timeline and telematics possibilities for eCall were discussed in several EU Parliamentary Committees. The FIA strongly urges policymakers to keep to the 2015 implementation deadline and to not allow this life-saving legislation to be derailed by peripheral and inconsequential arguments. It has been shown that vehicle technical requirements and Member State public service access points are on track to meet the 2015 deadline.


New EC proposal for eCall by 2015 is good news for safety, competition and consumers, says FIA

New EC proposal for eCall by 2015 is good news for safety, competition and consumers, says FIA

13 June 2013

The FIA has today welcomed a new European Commission proposal on the emergency call eCall system which sets a target date of 2015 for implementation of the technology in all new, type-approved cars in Europe.


eCall: We have waited too long for the call that could have saved so many lives

eCall: We have waited too long for the call that could have saved so many lives

14 March 2013

A draft proposal on the emergency call ‘eCall’ system is currently being circulated within Commission services with the goal of implementing the technology by 2015 in all new vehicles. The FIA welcomes the expected publication, following a number of delays.


New EuroTAP tunnel test: The Stony Road to Refurbishment - Some Light at the End of the Tunnel

New EuroTAP tunnel test: The Stony Road to Refurbishment - Some Light at the End of the Tunnel

12 October 2012

The 13th EuroTAP tunnel test has just been carried out by five FIA Clubs: ADAC in Germany, ACI in Italy, ANWB in the Netherlands, ÖAMTC in Austria, and TCS in Switzerland. The results highlight the good progress made by certain tunnels, in particular the Wattkopf Tunnel in Germany and the Tauern tunnel in Austria.


FAS Event: Investing in roads for a safer, cleaner and more silent mobility

FAS Event: Investing in roads for a safer, cleaner and more silent mobility

09 October 2012

The Forum for the Automobile and Society (FAS) brought together a range of transport experts to discuss the importance and potential for investing in roads for safer, cleaner and more silent mobility in the Bibliothèque Solvay, Brussels, on 9 October 2012.


European Parliament backs eCall by 2015; now it is the Commission’s turn to act, says FIA

European Parliament backs eCall by 2015; now it is the Commission’s turn to act, says FIA

03 July 2012

The European Parliament has today voted in favour of the mandatory introduction of eCall by 2015, while supporting an open platform which would allow for open competition between different service providers.


MEPs voice support for eCall at European Parliament meeting

MEPs voice support for eCall at European Parliament meeting

24 April 2012

The European Parliament IMCO and TRAN committees held a joint meeting on 24 April 2012 to discuss the draft report “eCall: a new 112 service for citizens”.


eCall: European Parliament taking the lead on competition, choice and data protection, says FIA

eCall: European Parliament taking the lead on competition, choice and data protection, says FIA

24 April 2012

“The road is now paved for the European Commission to follow the key recommendations on eCall set out by the European Parliament”, said Werner Kraus, President of the FIA Region I office, ahead of a joint meeting of the European Parliament TRAN and IMCO committees to discuss an own-initiative report on eCall today.


Top Rally Drivers support spectacular Warsaw eSafety demonstrations

Top Rally Drivers support spectacular Warsaw eSafety demonstrations

01 October 2011

Electronic Stability Control and Blind Spot Monitoring were two of seven life-saving eSafety technologies tested by Polish rally champions Tomasz Kuchar and Jan Chmielewski at Warsaw City Council on the first of October 2011.


FIA Position Paper on White Paper on Transport

FIA Position Paper on White Paper on Transport

30 June 2011

The European Bureau of the FIA, representing more than 35 million motoring consumers via its 71 member clubs, adopted its position on the European Commission White Paper on Transport on 30 June 2011.


Saving Lives on Roads: Top FIA Drivers Endorse New eSafety iPhone App

Saving Lives on Roads: Top FIA Drivers Endorse New eSafety iPhone App

11 May 2011

The deployment of life saving eSafety technologies in cars is the focus of a new free iPhone application launched today with the support of motorsport’s top drivers. The application is created by the eSafety Challenge project with support from the European Commission, eSafetyAware, FIA, and the FIA Foundation.


Michael Schumacher calls for Action on Road Safety at European Parliament

Michael Schumacher calls for Action on Road Safety at European Parliament

11 May 2011

FIA Road Safety Ambassador, Michael Schumacher, is calling on Members of the European Parliament to make sure eSafety systems are deployed in all new cars through legislation or voluntarily at today’s launch of the UN Decade of Action on Road Safety in Strasbourg.


Launching a Decade of Action for Road Safety

Launching a Decade of Action for Road Safety

02 May 2011

Every six seconds someone is killed or injured in a road accident. Every day 3,500 people are killed in road crashes. Every year 1.3 million people are killed on the world’s roads. And unless urgent action is taken, the UN predicts that annual road deaths will rise to 1.9 million by 2020.


Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel to participate in eSafety Challenge 2011

Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel to participate in eSafety Challenge 2011

05 April 2011

The Formula One Driver will attend the eSafety Challenge event on 31st of May in Vienna, where he will demonstrate eSafety technologies and how they can help to prevent accidents on the roads.


White Paper on Transport focus on ITS welcomed but higher costs threaten consumer trust, says FIA

White Paper on Transport focus on ITS welcomed but higher costs threaten consumer trust, says FIA

28 March 2011

White Paper on Transport focus on ITS welcomed but higher costs threaten consumer trust, says FIA


ABS for Motorbikes will save lives now, we cannot afford to wait until 2017, FIA tells European Parliament Hearing

ABS for Motorbikes will save lives now, we cannot afford to wait until 2017, FIA tells European Parliament Hearing

22 March 2011

"We cannot afford to wait until 2017 to make the Antilock Braking System (ABS) compulsory in motorcycles. Our figures show that thousands of road fatalities could be prevented by acting now," the FIA tells EP public hearing.


Euro NCAP now testing plug-in electric vehicles

Euro NCAP now testing plug-in electric vehicles

23 February 2011

Euro NCAP today publishes the results of seven new vehicles, including its first test of a fully electric car, marking the start of a series of EV tests in 2011.


Pedestrian Crossings: A local challenge needing urgent attention Europe wide

Pedestrian Crossings: A local challenge needing urgent attention Europe wide

30 November 2010

One in five pedestrian crossings failed this year’s EuroTest pedestrian crossing assessment (EPCA). This result, the worst since testing started in 2008.


FIA Eurocouncil Welcomes Ambitious Road Safety Strategy

FIA Eurocouncil Welcomes Ambitious Road Safety Strategy

22 July 2010

The European Commission’s newly adopted Road Safety Strategy launches a new decade of action to reduce the number of road accidents, injuries and deaths over the next ten years.


EC publishes the Road Safety Action Plan

EC publishes the Road Safety Action Plan

20 July 2010

The Commission adopted today the Road Safety Action plan for the next ten years.


Safe Road Design can Save Europe 50,000 Deaths and Injuries a Year

Safe Road Design can Save Europe 50,000 Deaths and Injuries a Year

02 December 2009

The EU must promote a programme of safety engineering on high-risk roads across Europe if it is to reduce the annual €160bn (2 per cent of EU GDP) cost of road crashes by €50bn, according to the European Campaign for Safe Road Design.


FIA Eurocouncil Welcomes the Preparation of a New Road Safety Action Programme

FIA Eurocouncil Welcomes the Preparation of a New Road Safety Action Programme

29 September 2009

In its answer to the consultation the FIA Eurocouncil will underline the need to have high level commitment, strong leadership, clear objectives and precise targets.


FIA Eurocouncil Calls on EU Presidency to Address Road Infrastructure Investment

FIA Eurocouncil Calls on EU Presidency to Address Road Infrastructure Investment

02 July 2009

As Sweden has taken over the European Union Presidency, the FIA Eurocouncil calls on the Swedish Government to include road infrastructure in the efforts to revive the economies and create jobs, and so invest in the future well-being of European citizens.


Drastic EC Action needed against new Slovenian Vignettes

Drastic EC Action needed against new Slovenian Vignettes

19 June 2009

The FIA Eurocouncil deplores Slovenia’s latest decree fixing a new road toll vignette system for its highway system of just 487km.


Road Deaths - FIA wants Priority Action

Road Deaths - FIA wants Priority Action

15 June 2009

Chief executives and presidents of FIA automobile clubs for the 2009 FIA Eurocouncil summit to discuss road safety in Europe in anticipation of the 4th European Road Safety Action Programme expected to run from 2011-2020.


Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

22 April 2009

According to the EuroTAP inspectors, the European Tunnel Assessment Programme (EuroTAP) carried out this year produced a sensational result.


European citizens demand a fair price for fair usage of Slovenian highways!

European citizens demand a fair price for fair usage of Slovenian highways!

08 April 2009

According to the first results of a European survey carried out the by the FIA European Bureau, most European visitors want Slovenia to introduce a short-stay vignette at a fair price.


Congested Europe: How many times will mobile consumers have to pay?

Congested Europe: How many times will mobile consumers have to pay?

16 March 2009

Wil Botman, Director-General of the FIA European Bureau, voices concerns about the European Parliament’s vote on the Eurovignette review opening the door to congestion charging for passenger cars.


TEN-T - National plans and programmes

TEN-T - National plans and programmes

25 February 2009

The Community guidelines for the development of the Trans-European network establishes that the Member States shall provide the European Commission with abstracts of national plans.


Trans-European transport networks

Trans-European transport networks

05 February 2009

Trans-European transport networks: towards a new policy for meeting future challenges


Safety Measures for Motorcycles Gives Biggest Rate of Return Says EuroRAP

Safety Measures for Motorcycles Gives Biggest Rate of Return Says EuroRAP

04 December 2008

Highways authorities across Europe should follow the lead of France, Spain and the Netherlands, and a appoint a motorcycle champion, tasked specifically with safe road design for bikers.


Response to the consultation on the Green Paper “Towards a new culture for urban mobility”

Response to the consultation on the Green Paper “Towards a new culture for urban mobility”

16 March 2008

As the leading European mobility organisation, the FIA has unbiased consumer orientated expertise in a variety of transport issues, including road safety, traffic information and incident management.


EC Green Paper on Urban Transport

28 September 2007

Green Paper on Urban Transport


Position of the FIA on the Green Paper on Urban Transport

15 September 2007

Position of the FIA on the Green Paper on Urban Transport



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